Lost and Found by Vitra

To tell the stories of Slovak heritage in the language of masses

Lost & Found is an original set of furniture and interior accessories. The basic creative process of the selected students this time was linking the traditional Slovak folk furniture types with unmistakable aesthetic of Vitra elements.

Benches, tables, storage cabinets, or even a cradle underwent a thorough renovation so that they could be not only be visually appealing, but above all functional. The perceptive observer will recognize, however, in non-traditional connections also working tools, originally designed for the processing of hemp and flax, winding of yarn, churning butter, kneading dough or butchering.

Poetics of Slovak folk art and craft is thus materialized in unique authorial “ready mades” carrying message of everyday object being used more than 100 years ago. Through a sensitive and intelligent intervention the selected new pieces acquired a new, current meaning and at the same time they did not stop telling a story. It is becoming more and more attractive even for a global-minded user who is hungry for added value in order to be able to establish a long term relationship with the given object and thus to establish the reason to retain him in his/her home as long as possible.

The Collection

Click on the object to read the story and meet it’s author.

Stitchy - Mária Bujňáková

Stitchy -
Mária Bujňáková

Jory - Nikoleta Čeligová

Jory -
Nikoleta Čeligová

Evolution - Matej Dubiš

Evolution -
Matej Dubiš

Nest - Natália Hoosová

Nest -
Natália Hoosová

Spinning Light - Petra Huraiová

Spinning Light -
Petra Huraiová

Hangover - Šimon Kern

Hangover -
Šimon Kern

Fragments - Miro Král

Fragments -
Miro Král

Home Office - Vlasta Kubušová

Home Office -
Vlasta Kubušová

Twist me - Štefan Nosko

Twist me -
Štefan Nosko

Broken - Soňa Otiepková

Broken -
Soňa Otiepková

Funny Runny - Mária Pospíšilová

Funny Runny -
Mária Pospíšilová

Hide & Seek - Mária Pospíšilová

Hide & Seek -
Mária Pospíšilová

Climber - Mária Pospíšilová

Climber -
Mária Pospíšilová

Trough Chairs - Terézia Rapčanová

Trough Chairs -
Terézia Rapčanová

Gipsy Chair - Zuzana Šišovská

Gipsy Chair -
Zuzana Šišovská

Everybody at home - Dana Tomečková

Everybody at home -
Dana Tomečková

McTatra - Martin Žabka

McTatra -
Martin Žabka

Awards

Installation Design

Collection’s exhibition system contains square platforms place on detachable stands of 2 different heights. The exhibition system was designed by Michala Lipková and Andrej Olah. The installation is spatially modular and flexible.

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